Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bookmark swap

I joined a bookmark exchange on a group I belong to and today I received this wonderful X-stitch bookmark and a Threadworx floss from Linda in Albuquerque.  I love anything to do with Christmas and he is such a cute Santa peering over the top of his little gold eye glasses. It's always lovely to receive an item that's been worked just for you, comprising things you like. 
I've been working on my Abecedair but haven't done enough to warrant another photo just yet, but maybe in a couple of days time. I've a few WIP's but there aren't enough hours in a day to do something on them all, and of course there are always new things to start - sigh.... and so many I would like to buy.  Oh well - one day at a time - a stitch here and a stitch there and they will all eventually get done -maybe!
Happy stitchin till next time.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Just a short post today, I wanted to put in a photo of my WIP of the Grand Abcedaire.  I still don't think that the colours show up properly but at least it gives you an idea of what it looks like and how far I have got with it.
Happy stitchin' till next time.

Bits and Bobs

Well real life certainly got in the way for a couple of weeks, but hopefully everything is now back to normal and I can get back to sewing.  I was asked how I did the corners of my work when I was framing it using double sided scrapbooking tape.   I first measure the size of my backing board and make creases in my work at the exact place where it will fold over the edge of the backing board.  I've used a patterned material so that you can see how I do it.  First I fold over the edge at the corners and secure it on the backing board with the double sided tape.  When all four corners are done I then do all the edges.  I've been doing this for quite a few years now, and as the double sided tape is acid free it will not harm my fabric.  Hope this helps.

 The following is a Christmas cross stitch I did a few years ago.  I was cleaning out a cupboard the other day and came across it again.  I just love it as it's so bright and cheerful.
 These are some of the cross stitch items I have made, or I have received from friends overseas in the Twelve Days of Christmas Swap. The items were one twelfth scale.  Some of the smaller pictures on the back wall are done on 120 count silk - even the black cameo.  I might add these were not done by me though. 
I hope you've enjoyed my little display of goodies - I treasure all these things and they are all displayed in a little shop front in 1/12 scale.  I will take a photo and post it next time.
Happy stitching everyone, until next time.